Description of the Consortium
Acquiring good clinical and surgical skills during ob-gyn residency training has always been of paramount importance. Increasing emphasis on patient safety and risk management concerns have presented convincing arguments including strategies for insuring that residents develop a solid foundation in team work, effective communication ,basic surgical techniques, , and demonstration of skill competencies, before participating in actual surgical skills and procedures in the hospital operating theaters. The development of surgical procedure simulators and simulation team training has accelerated in recent years.
In 2008, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists formed a Consortium of state-of-the-art simulation centers, with the goal of developing and validating a variety of Ob and Gyn simulation based curriculum. The Consortium now has 21 centers geographically located across the United States.